The Bradfield Community Service Programme (CSP) is designed for Shell (Year 10) pupils who opt out of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) in the Summer Term.

The programme runs for three terms starting Summer Term in the Shell and ends during the Lent Term in the Fifth Form.

We believe that for many young people there should be a great willingness to volunteer and be part of volunteering programmes, which give much needed support and benefit to those less fortunate than ourselves.

This element of service links very nicely with the Bradfield Diploma and is also a useful life skill in developing leadership, teamwork and empathy for others.

CSP options

Young Leaders Sports Award

National accredited award in the organisation and running of a sports event. This is a classroom and practical based course run over three weeks, culminating in pupils organising and running an external sports competition.

Rushall Farm Volunteer Programme

Pupils volunteer with the John Simmonds trust based at Rushall Farm. The volunteers experience a varied programme based around the countryside and allows them to work with young children from the surrounding area.

The Allotment Project

Pupils work as a small group undertaking a project within the college grounds. The group will design, create and maintain the College allotment with the hope of producing seasonable fruits and vegetables.

Wildlife Group

An environmental group that focuses on issues affecting Bradfield and the wider environment. They will work at the College Nature Reserve and within the science centre.

The Charity and Fundraising Group

This group will work closely with the Rev to come up with charity and fundraising ideas and to put them into practise to raise money for their chosen charities.

The Greek Theatre Management Project

This will see pupils undertake a variety of tasks in and around the Greek Theatre in preparation for this summer’s Festival.

Recycling Programme

This group who will be responsible for developing a recycling programme across the College, they will be encouraged to think of new ideas and initiatives and then implement them.

Ufton Court Volunteer Programme

Pupils will travel to Ufton Court Outdoor Education Centre to take part in a range of tasks to assist the charity with the hosting an running of educational visits.

Pang River Advocacy Club

The village of Bradfield and hence our school is situated where it is in great part due to the course of the River Pang. Here has existed for millennia the permanent flow of water rising from Compton that eventually joins the Thames at Pangbourne. This is worth celebrating and protecting. During this service opportunity pupils will be expected to build their capacity as advocates for the River Pang by being knowledgeable and persuasive about its importance. Central will be the creation of a multi-media resource bank designed to inform and inspire others of the River Pang’s fascinating geography, social history and natural history, alongside relevant sources of literature, poetry and visual art. Pupils will be expected to plan and deliver an advocacy event as part of the service element of this course eg an assembly or specific campaign. This course would be suitable for anyone with an interest in science, humanities, the arts, computing.